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“The Girl Who Could,” Written by Author and DREAMer Gaby Pacheco

“The Girl Who Could,” Written by Author and DREAMer Gaby Pacheco

“This is the story of a girl who always knew that whatever she set her mind to do, she could.” That’s how Gaby Pacheco begins telling the story in “The Girl Who Could,” the second children’s book that this young undocumented woman has written. She has become the face of the national movement advocating for the DREAM Act and, just like the girl in the book, she has (and continues to) overcome obstacles to achieve her goals. continue reading »

A Letter to the President From a DREAMER in the Denver Post

A Letter to the President From a DREAMER in the Denver Post

In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama said this about Bruce Randolph School in Denver: Take a school like Bruce Randolph in Denver. Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst schools in Colorado; located on turf between two rival continue reading »

Why Don’t They Just Come the Legal Way?

Why Don’t They Just Come the Legal Way?

For many Americans, whose ancestors migrated lawfully to the U.S., it is extremely frustrating that so many immigrants come today outside of lawful channels. Why don’t they just come the legal way, the way that my ancestors did? continue reading »

Russell Pearce Recall Scores 18,315 Signatures and Counting, Let the Battle Begin

Russell Pearce Recall Scores 18,315 Signatures and Counting, Let the Battle Begin

Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group spearheading the effort to recall the powerful state Senate President, made history today, turning in 18,315 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office, more than double the 7,756 signatures required by law for a recall election. continue reading »

Call for Pardon for Oscar, Now!

Call for Pardon for Oscar, Now!

On May 29, 2001, Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera marks 30 years in prison in the United States. As was true with other imprisoned patriots before and now, even their jailers recognize that they aren’t continue reading »

J. Lo Guilty of Copyright Infringement ?

J. Lo Guilty of Copyright Infringement ?

The American Idol finale had it all, including special performances by such legends as Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Judas Priest and…Marc Anthony? Clearly, banging one of the judges has its perks. continue reading »

MTV Latin America to Produce New Paparazzi Inspired Telenovela POPLAND

MTV Latin America, a unit of Viacom Inc. , announced the start of production of POPLAND, the network’s second undertaking in the telenovela format continue reading »

Sen. Rubio: One of Us Supporting None of Us

Sen. Rubio: One of Us Supporting None of Us

On Monday Politico reported on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) and his surprising stance against the DREAM Act. In a nationally televised interview with the Spanish-language television network Telemundo, continue reading »

What You Told Us About Immigration Reform- The White House

What You Told Us About Immigration Reform- The White House

Following the President Obama's speech on immigration reform in El Paso, Texas, I asked for your feedback on this issue through our Advise the Advisor program. continue reading »

First Quarter 2011, Record 1538 State Bills Relating to Immigrants Introduced

First Quarter 2011, Record 1538 State Bills Relating to Immigrants Introduced

State legislatures continue to grapple with immigration issues at an unprecedented rate. In the first quarter of 2011, state legislators in the 50 states and Puerto Rico introduced 1,538 bills and resolutions continue reading »